On top of all of that, haven't we been here before? We certainly were in a place similar to this in the years between 1929-1932. We were in a place similar to this just before Ronald Reagan became president. There are variables, of course. But when times seem to be so bad that there's no point of return, that's when you have to pounce. Stocks prices are heavily discounted right now, and I think most people who are in the know, even the ones who are heading for the hills with their cachés of cash, would all agree that the fundamentals are still strong. Have you seen the price to earnings ratios on some of these stocks?
Jim Cramer says get paid to wait, and I think that's a sound bit of advice in this current investment climate. Buy the bellweathers. Look for high yields and strong secular companies that are paying them. Buy smartly by all means, and then close your eyes and keep buying.
The end of the world is hardly around the corner. The death of capitalism is hardly imminent. The resilient nature of the American people will prevail, and will lead the way to a recovery in the economy that will come. The American economy, as well as the economies of the world will see better times ahead, and those who will reap the greatest reward will be those who never lost faith through the worst of times.